This Artist Created 5 Maps That Present How Small Our World Actually Is

Peter Atwood is a cartography fan from Nova Scotia, Canada. He lately created a collection of illuminated maps that can make you understand our world isn’t as massive as you thought it was.

“We dwell in an extremely difficult and interconnected world. Networks stretching throughout land, sea, and air allow us to journey and share items and concepts around the globe,” says Peter. “However typically we neglect about these connections and get caught up in our personal little worlds.” The maps this artist created disguise all the pieces excepted the locations and networks that join us and Peter says they’ll provide help to see how a lot people modified the world over the previous 150 years.

Take a look at Peter’s superb maps within the gallery beneath!

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“This map reveals the place individuals dwell. You’ll be able to see the most important metropolis on the earth, Tokyo, shining as one of many brightest elements of the map. In the meantime, deserts and jungles in Africa, South America and Australia nearly fully disappear.”


“There are greater than 60 million kilometers of roads on the earth. On this map, you possibly can see how individuals have construct roads throughout a number of the most inhospitable terrain conceivable. Even in locations the place nobody lives, you’ll find roads stretching throughout deserts and mountains to attach individuals on the opposite facet.”


“This map reveals a number of the variations between totally different elements of the world. Europe shines brightest with its superior community of excessive pace trains which make it attainable to journey nearly anyplace with out a automobile. In North America then again, trains are largely used to hold freight throughout monumental distances. In Africa, many of the railroads had been constructed by European colonizers to hold items to the coast to be shipped again to Europe. And in Australia the longest trains on the earth with greater than 500 automobiles carry coal and minerals throughout the outback.”


“For a number of the most remoted elements of the planet, it’s solely attainable to journey by air. Cities within the Amazon rain forest, the center of the Australian Outback, and the Canadian North aren’t related to the remainder of the world by roads or rails. As a substitute, individuals, meals, and provides must journey by air.”


“Virtually each metropolis on the earth is constructed on both a shoreline or a river. For 1000’s of years the one method to join totally different elements of the world was by ship. Even immediately, many of the meals we eat, the garments we put on, the automobiles we drive, and the issues we purchase get delivered to us by ship.”